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Welcome to the Center for Public Policy and Administration

The Center for Public Policy and Administration is the hub of interdisciplinary public policy research, teaching and engagement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Our faculty teach and conduct rigorous research to realize social change and solve problems for the common good. Our classes are small, and the impact we have on our students and on the outside world is big.


CPPA Seeks Lecturer in Nonprofit and/or Public Management

CPPA is hiring a full-time lecturer in nonprofit and/or public management, to start Sept. 1, 2015. Review of applications begins Nov. 24.

Desmarais Colloquium to Focus on Policy-Science Connections

The next lecture in the CPPA Faculty Colloquium Series features Assistant Professor Bruce Desmarais (political science), who presents his recent research  in a Nov. 3 talk titled “The Science of Policy: A Network Perspective.”

Public Engagement Project Solicits Applications for Inaugural Fellowship Program

The UMass Public Engagement Project is soliciting fellowship applications for Spring 2015 from faculty who want their research to more effectively contribute to social change, inform public policy, and enrich public debate.